• Caleb Kaltenbach

Distance Graduate Degrees in Leadership, Management, and Organizational Psychology

Updated: 4 days ago


Our world, churches, families, schools, businesses, and so on are desperate for leaders. In the past, some have viewed leadership & management degrees as ineffective; in some cases, a few have questioned the validity of such degrees. Not anymore... In a post-quarantine world, online learning has expanded in huge ways to provide avenues for people to earn such degrees. Below is a list of a few schools that offer online graduate degrees in Leadership, Management, Organizational Psychology, and other related fields (some degrees may have a small residency component). As you browse through the list, you'll find degrees offered by both Christian and non-Christian schools like Biola University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Pepperdine University, Southeastern University, University of Oklahoma, University of Southern California, and many more. Regularly check this blog post as this list will be updated often.


Degree Categories

As you scroll down this page, you will find the following degree categories:

  1. Leadership / Leadership Studies degrees

  2. Organizational Leadership degrees

  3. Unique Leadership degrees

  4. Management / Management Studies degrees

  5. Unique Management degrees

  6. Management & Leadership degrees

  7. Organizational Development degrees

  8. Organizational Psychology degrees

  9. Unique Organizational Development / Psychology degrees

  10. Ph.D. & Doctorate degrees

***A limited number of degrees appear under multiple categories


Accreditation

Each degree program is nationally or regionally accredited, and many hold both national and regional accreditation.


Degree Abbreviations

MA = Master of Arts

MS = Master of Science

MSc = Master of Science

MEd = Master of Education

MPS = Master of Professional Studies

MLA = Master of Liberal Arts

M.Phil. = Master of Philosophy

Ed.D. = Doctor of Education

DSL = Doctor of Strategic Leadership

PhD = Doctor of Philosophy

PsyD = Doctor of Psychology

***Some degrees with unique titles are written out in lieu of an abbreviation

***Many MBA, MPA, MPP, Ed.D. & DBA degrees are not featured in this list


Study Mode

Though some schools may have brief in-person residency requirements, most of the degrees listed below are 100% online (on-demand, live-streaming, etc.). Additionally, some schools may also offer in-person class options.


Pricing

Check the website for each program to learn about current tuition and fees. In some schools that have different tuition for those in-state and out-of-state, online tuition is the same as in-of-state tuition.



1. Leadership / Leadership Studies degrees


Azusa Pacific University

MA in Leadership


Dallas Baptist University

MA in Leadership

Dual Degree Program: MA in Leadership + MA in Management

Grand Canyon University

MS in Leadership


John Brown University

MS in Leadership


Liberty University

MA in Executive Leadership


Luther Rice College & Seminary

MA in Leadership


Nova Southeastern University

MS in Leadership


Southeastern University

MA in Leadership in Entrepreneurship, Non-Profit Leadership, Organizational Leadership, or Research MA in Human Services & Administration


Truman State University

MA in Leadership


University of Arkansas- Grantham

MS in Leadership


William Jessup University

MA in Leadership




2. Organizational Leadership degrees


Arizona State University

MS in Organizational Leadership


California Baptist University

MA in Organizational Leadership


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

MA in Organizational Leadership


City University of New York- Lehman College

MS in Organizational Leadership


Concordia University- Irvine (The Townsend Institute)

MA in Organizational Leadership


Fort Hays State University

MPS in Organizational Leadership


Gonzaga University

MA in Organizational Leadership


Indiana Institute of Technology

MS in Organizational Leadership

Johns Hopkins University

MS in Organizational Leadership

Point Loma Nazarene University

MA in Organizational Leadership


Quinnipiac University

MS in Organizational Leadership

Regent University

MA in Organizational Leadership


Southeastern University

MA in Organizational Leadership


University of Colorado- Boulder

MS in Organizational Leadership


University of Massachusetts (Global Campus)

MA in Organizational Leadership


University of Oklahoma

MA in Organizational Leadership


Vanderbilt University

MEd in Leading Organizations


Western Kentucky University

MA in Organizational Leadership


3. Unique Leadership degrees


Biola University

MA in Leadership & Innovation


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

MA in Psychology & Organizational Leadership


Cornerstone University

MA in Design Thinking & Innovation


Fresno Pacific University

MA in Strategic & Organizational Leadership


Full Sail University

MS in Innovation & Entrepreneurship


The George Washington University

MA in Organizational Leadership & Learning


John Brown University

MS in Design Thinking & Innovation

Life Pacific University

MA in Strategic Leadership


Northwestern University

MS in Learning & Organizational Change


Nova Southeastern University

MS in Technology & Organizational Leadership


Pepperdine University

MS in Organizational Leadership & Learning


St. Mary of the Woods College

Master of Leadership Development in Organizational Leadership

State University of New York- Buffalo (aka, Buffalo State University)

MS in Creativity & Change Leadership

Tennessee State University

MPS in Strategic Leadership


The University of the Highlands and the Islands (UK)

MA in Creativity, Leadership & Enterprise

**International degree


University of Maryland- Global Campus

MS in Transformational Leadership


University of Pennsylvania

MS in Nonprofit Leadership


University of Vermont

MPS in Leadership for Sustainability




4. Management / Management Studies degrees


Biola University

Master of Management


Columbia University

MS in Human Capital Management


Dallas Baptist University

MA in Management

Dual Degree Program: MA in Leadership + MA in Management


Hope International University

MS in Management

Indiana Institute of Technology

MS in Management


New York University

MS in Quantitative Management


Ohio University

MS in Management


University of Colorado- Denver

MS in Management

University of Florida

MS in Management


University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign

MS in Management




5. Unique Management degrees


California State University- Bakersfield

MS in Administration


Columbia University

MS in Nonprofit Management


Cornell University

Executive Master of Human Resource Management


Duke University

MS in Quantitative Management


Florida State University

MS in Professional Communication & Organizational Management


Indiana University

MS in Strategic Management


National University

Master of Global Management


The New School- New York

MS in Strategic Design & Management


New York University

MS in Management & Systems


Oxford University

MSc in Major Programme Management

**International degree

**4 days in residency each semester


University of Arizona- Global Campus

MA in Organizational Management


University of Cumberlands

MS in Strategic Management


Wayne State College

MS in Organizational Management




6. Management & Leadership degrees


Arizona State University

Master of Applied Leadership & Management


Michigan State University

MS in Management, Strategy & Leadership


Middle Tennessee State University

MS in Management / Organizational Leadership


Penn State University

MS in Strategic Management & Executive Leadership


Pepperdine University

MS in Management & Leadership


Purdue University- Global Campus

MS in Management & Leadership


Southeastern University

MA in Human Services / Administration & Leadership


University of LaVerne

MS in Leadership & Management


University of South Dakota- Sioux Fallas

MS in Administration / Organizational Leadership


Western Governors University

MS in Leadership & Management


University of Texas- Dallas

MS in Leadership & Organizational Development




7. Organizational Development degrees


Abilene Christian University

MS in Organizational Development

Bowling Green State University

Executive Master of Organizational Development


Cornerstone University

MA in Organizational Development


Fielding Graduate University

MA in Organization Development & Leadership


Hawai’i Pacific University

MA in Organization Development & Change


National University

MA in Human Behavior Psychology


Penn State University- World Campus

MPS in Organizational Development & Change


Pepperdine University

MS in Organization Development


St. Louis University

MA in Leadership & Organizational Development


University of Georgia

MEd in Learning, Leadership & Organizational Development


Universidad de Monterrey

Masters in Organizational Development & Change

**International degree


University of Texas- Dallas

MS in Leadership & Organizational Development


Vanderbilt University

MEd in Leadership & Organizational Performance




8. Organizational Psychology degrees


Azusa Pacific University

MS in Organizational Psychology


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

MA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology


Colorado State University

MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Grand Canyon University

MS in Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Harvard University

MLA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology


Kansas State University

MS in Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology


Liberty University

MA in Applied Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology


Missouri University of Science & Technology (part of the University of Missouri System)

MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology


Purdue University- Global Campus

MS in Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology


Southeast Missouri State University

MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


University of London

MSc in Organizational Psychology

**International degree


University of Southern California

MS in Applied Psychology / Organizational Psychology




9. Unique Organizational Development/Psychology degrees


Boise State University

MS in Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning


Northwestern University

MS in Learning & Organizational Change


Nova Southeastern University

MS in Business Agility & Innovation


The Open University (UK)

MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice

**International degree


Pepperdine University

MS in Organizational Development


Pittsburg State University (KS)

MS in Human Resource Development / Organizational Development & Leadership


University of Georgia

MEd in Learning, Leadership & Organizational Development


University of Michigan- Flint

MS in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics


University of New Mexico

MA in Organization, Information & Learning Sciences (Learning Officer major)


University of Texas- Austin

MS in Human Dimensions of Organizations


University of Wisconsin- Platteville

MS in Organizational Change Leadership


Vanderbilt University

MEd in Leadership & Organizational Performance




10. Ph.D. & Other Doctoral degrees


Adler University Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology


Alliant International University

Psy.D. in Organizational Development

Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology


Amridge University

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership & Management


Anderson University- South Carolina

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies


Andrews University

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies


Antioch University

Ph.D. in Leadership & Change

Bakke Graduate University

D.T.L.- Doctor of Transformational Leadership

Ph.D. in Innovative Urban Leadership

Bellevue University Ph.D. in Human Capital Management

Bowling Green State University

D.O.D.C.- Doctorate in Organizational Development & Change


California Baptist University

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies


California School of Professional Psychology- Alliant International University

Psy.D. in Organizational Development

Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Leadership,

Carolina University

Ph.D. in Innovation, Leadership, & Organizational Management


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Ph.D. in Business Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Track)

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership


Colorado State University

Ph.D. in Organizational Learning, Performance, & Change

Columbia International University

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership


Concordia University- Chicago

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies


Dallas Baptist University

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies


Eastern University

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

Fielding Graduate University Ph.D. in Organizational Development & Change

George Fox University

Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives


Gonzaga University

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies


Grand Canyon University Ph.D. in Psychology / Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership & Development


Hampton University

Ph.D. in Business Administration


Illinois State University

Ph.D. in Leadership, Equity & Inquiry


Indiana Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Global Leadership

Indiana Wesleyan University Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

James Madison University

Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership Studies

Johnson University Ph.D. in Leadership Studies Keiser University Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

La Sierra University

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Liberty University

Ph.D. in Business Administration & Leadership, Education & Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Organization & Management (various majors), and Psychology & Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Luther Rice College & Seminary

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership


Marywood University

Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership & Administrative Studies


Mississippi State University

Ph.D. in Instructional Systems & Workforce Development


National University

Ed.D. in Organizational Innovation


New York University

Ed.D. in Leadership & Innovation


North Carolina A&T State University

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies


Nova Southeastern University

Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution ("Conflict in Organizations" emphasis)


Oklahoma State University

Ph.D. in Business for Executives

Ph.D. in Management


Pepperdine University

Ph.D. in Global Leadership & Change

Regent University Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies / Industrial & Organizational Psychology

***Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psych begins Fall 2023!

DSL/Doctor of Strategic Leadership in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Human Resource Development, Leadership Coaching, Strategic Foresight, Strategic Leadership,


St. Mary of the Woods College

Ph.D. in Global Leadership


Saybrook University

Ph.D. in Managing Organizational Systems

Southeastern University Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership DSL/Doctor of Strategic Leadership


Southern New Hampshire University

Ph.D. in International Business


Texas Woman’s University

Ph.D. in Education, Leadership & Organization


Tiffin University

Ph.D. in Global Leadership & Change

Touro University (Worldwide Campus) Psy.D. in Human and Organizational Psychology

Troy University

Ph.D. in Global Leadership


Union Institute & University

Ph.D. in Ethical & Creative Leadership

University of Arizona (Global Campus) Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership

University of Charleston

Doctor of Executive Leadership

University of the Cumberlands Ph.D. in Leadership Studies Executive Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Ph.D. in Business

Executive Ph.D. in Business

University of Louisville Ph.D. in Human Resources & Organizational Development

University of Massachusetts (Global Campus)

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership


University of North Carolina- Greensboro

Ph.D. in Business Administration


University of South Alabama

Ph.D. in Business Administration


University of Southern California

Ed.D. in Organizational Change & Leadership


University of Southern Maine

Ph.D. in Leadership & Organizational Development


University of Tennessee- Chattanooga

Ph.D. in Leadership & Decision-Making


University of the Virgin Islands

Ph.D. in Creative Leadership for Innovation & Change (Organizational Development & Leadership track)


Vanderbilt University

Ed.D. in Leadership & Learning in Organizations


Walden University

Ph.D. in Human Services (Self-Designed, Nonprofit Administration & other focuses available)

**M.Phil. or M.S. in Human Services earned en route

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

**M.Phil. earned en route

Ph.D. in Leadership & Organizational Strategy, Management in Organizational Design & Innovation, and other focuses available

**M.Phil. earned en route


William James College Psy.D. in Leadership Psychology